CRU D’ETAT: ORIGO CLUB BRINGS BURGUNDY INTO FOCUS AT ULTRA-EXCLUSIVE ‘PAULÉE’-STYLED DINNER ON MARCH 12
‘BYOB’ Event Allows Aficionados Opportunity to Share Rare, Cellared Wines and Multi-Course Menu of French Fare with Fellow Collectors, Connoisseurs
Oenophiles can dig deep into their personal cellars and savour the best of Bourgogne with fellow wine enthusiasts when Origo Club hosts a third instalment of its ultra-exclusive ‘Paulée’-inspired Grand Cru Burgundy Dinner Series on Thursday, March 12.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., each guest will bring two bottles of Grand Cru Burgundy or Champagne or one magnum of either to be shared among their fellow connoisseurs and share in the spirit of generosity, conviviality and joie de vivre while enjoying a seven-course dinner prepared by Chef David Pan.
The event finds its inspiration in the traditional French ‘La Paulée de Meursault’ celebration that dates back to the 1920s and would see vignerons, cellar and vineyard workers and the local community gather together to mark the end of the grape harvest with a banquet where winemakers would showcase — and share — their best bottles to compete for Burgundian bragging rights.
Thursday, March 12 | 6:30 p.m.
— $300 per person including tax, gratuity and ride home —
oysters, lemon-pressed cucumber
lemon, garlic & parsley butter
Tortellini au Beurre Truffé
mushroom, mascarpone & lemon zest stuffed pasta, English peas,
truffle butter sauce, shaved black truffle
Canard à l’orange
duck breast, lentils, seasonal vegetables
lamb medallions, ratatouille, eggplant purée, olive dust, sherry jus
Assiette de Fromages
Gâteau au Chocolat et Yuzu
almond chocolate cake with yuzu ganache,
chocolate mousse, coffee beans soil
“When we held our first Paulée event last spring, we wanted to give connoisseurs a space to share stories, break bread and enjoy some of their own treasured Burgundies among those with a nose for fine wine,” says Origo Club Managing Partner Woody Wu. “This is an opportunity for aficionados of French wine to celebrate the absolute best that Burgundy brings to the table.”
A select number of tickets to Origo Club’s Paulée Grand Cru Burgundy Dinner on Thursday, March 12 are available for purchase at exploretock.com/origoclub/
*Guests are required to bring two bottles of Grand Cru Burgundy or Champagne or one Magnum of either to the event.
ABOUT ORIGO CLUB | Located in Richmond and anchoring itself at the crossroads of art, cuisine and café culture, Origo Club offers guests a refined-yet-relaxed atmosphere and an interactive culinary and cultural experience unlike any other. The first North American offshoot of a high-profile private club that debuted in Beijing in 2014, Origo Club showcases a gallery of contemporary Asian artwork, a stylishly chic restaurant featuring French-inspired food and wine and a state-of-the-art coffee counter and tea bar. Embracing a single-source philosophy regarding its ingredients, products and exhibits, Origo Club aims to underscore its unique nature by celebrating heritage, transcending boundaries and satiating the senses.
110-6888 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 1X5 | 604-285-8889 | Café 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday | Dinner 5 – 11 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday | Afternoon Tea 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday | Origo Club gallery open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday | origoclub.ca
Media release and images provided by Jan-Christian Sorensen, SMC Communications Inc.